TEACHING ASSOCIATE—SCIENCE University Laboratory High School University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Teaching Associate in Science at University High School. This is a 9-month, renewable, non-tenure track academic staff appointment at the University of Illinois. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience. This position would begin August 2019 after the successful completion of a criminal background check.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.
University Laboratory High School is a 5-year public school for 325 select students—including a subfreshman class with students entering from either sixth or seventh grade. A laboratory mission of innovative curriculum development, outreach to other schools and the community, and/or involvement with professional organizations and University of Illinois programs are part of the overall job responsibilities.
Teach assigned courses to academically talented students including two semesters of required science courses at the subfreshman level and two semester-long earth science, space science, health science or engineering electives at the senior level.
Develop innovative curriculum and science education research projects. Present at professional conferences or workshops.
Sponsor/supervise students doing extracurricular projects, competitions, or research.
The position also entails school activities normally required of teachers, such as attendance at faculty meetings, committee work, and non-classroom duties.
Bachelor's degree in a field of Science or Engineering, with ability to teach both younger students subfreshmen science classes as well as upper-level students in science or engineering classes.
Graduate degree in field of Science or Engineering.
Significant experience in Science Education (previous teaching, degree, or educational research) and knowledge of best practices in science education.
Experience effectively teaching diverse and academically talented students. Current teaching certificate (secondary science or engineering).
Evidence of effective and creative secondary teaching experience, evidence of integration of technology into instruction, experience in developing innovative instructional materials, experience writing for science or engineering education publications, and experience presenting at science or engineering educator conventions.
Personal experience doing laboratory research in science or engineering and experience leading secondary students doing laboratory research in science or engineering.
Please complete your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, three professional references and sample lesson plans, examples of innovative classroom activities or materials developed by the candidate, and relevant publications or presentations in science or engineering laboratory or educational research. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 18, 2019. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, however, no hiring decision will be made prior to March 18. For further information regarding application procedures please contact Jennifer Steiling at email@example.com.
This is a security-sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.